Too Big to Fail
Directed by Curtis Hanson
In correlation with Ayad Akhtar’s residency as Senior Artist at Emerson College, ArtsEmerson will screen two notable films from his career on the big screen. The War Within (screening MAR 21 @ 7PM) showcases Akhtar’s talent not only as an actor but also as a screenwriter in this tense political thriller, while Too Big to Fail (screening MAR 22 @ 1PM) features Akhtar as a member of an incredible ensemble cast enacting behind-the scenes moments of the financial crisis of 2008.
This award-winning HBO film exposes the behind-the-scenes drama from the financial crisis of 2008. Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big to Fail offers an intimate look at the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington. Lending their talent to the tense political scene is an all-star cast including Paul Giamatti, Edward Asner, Ayad Akhtar, Cynthia Nixon, Topher Grace, James Woods, Erin Dilly, and William Hurt.